2.2 retrieval practice psychology

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stimulant

drugs that excite neural activity and speed up function

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NREM-3

stage of sleep often called "deep sleep"

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weed

hallucinogen that amplifies sensitivity to colors, sounds, tastes, and smells

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addiction

primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry

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EEG

device that studies brain waves

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wish fulfilment

freud's dream theory

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alcohol

most commonly used depressant

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hallucinogens

drugs that distort perception and enoke sensory images

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expectance effect

expectations influence behavior in drug use

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nicotine

outside of caffine, most widely used stimulant

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information processing

proposes that dreams may help sift, sort, and fix the day's experiences in our memory

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narcolepsy

sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming attacks of sudden sleepiness

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SCN

cells that cause the pineal gland to change its production of melatonin

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alpha waves

brain waves that are active when we are beginning to fall asleep

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psychoactive drugs

drugs that alter perception and mood

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molly

stimulant that floods brain with serotonin

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depressants

drugs that reduce neural activity and slow bodily functions

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activation synthesis

dream theory that argues dreams as brain making sense of nonsense

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larks

nickname for adults who wake up early and go to bed early

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owls

nickname for youth who wake up late and go to bed late

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sleep apnea

occurs when you stop breathing during sleeping

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GABA

alcohol is agonist to this NT

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opiods

depressants that are known for their intense pleasurable sensations

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hypnogogic sensations

hallucinations and sensations of falling that occur while entering NREM-1

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beta waves

brain waves that are active while awake

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physidlogical

dream theory that argues sleep as a way of stimulating brain

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latent

hidden content of dream that is often erotic or violent in nature

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substance use disorder

characterized by continued substance craving and use despite significant life disruption and/or physical risk

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night terrors

nightmares that occur in NREM-3 sleep

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barbituits

tranquilizers commonly used to treat insomnia and induce comas

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cercadian rhythem

internal biological clock, regulating body temperature and wakefulness

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NREM-2

stage of sleep characterized by sleep spindles

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REM

recuring stage of sleep where dreams are made of

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sleep spindles

bursts of rapid, rhythmic brain activity

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LSD

powerful hallucinogen aka acid

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insomnia

sleep disorder that is described as ongoing difficulty in falling asleep

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manifest content

content of the dream that is obvious

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Cognitive development

dream theory that explains why kids dream in powerpoint

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tolerance

diminishing effect with regular use of the same dose of a drug

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glutamate

alcohol is an agonist to this NT

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near death experience

an altered state of consciousness that happens after a close brush of death

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